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Humpback Whale Population Rebuilds, Meanders Deep Into Puget Sound


Offbeat  (tags: ecosystems, endangered, environment, conservation, animals, wildlife, nature, oceans, unusual, americans, goodnews, news )

JL
- 662 days ago - seattlepi.com
Onlookers were stunned last month to see breaching humpback whales within sight of downtown Seattle.These ocean behemoths eat as much as 1,000 pounds of forage fish a day, making it imperative to conserve forage fish as the cornerstone of a vibrant Pacif



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Ed Plenderleith (4)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:48 am
:)
 

Christeen Anderson (603)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:01 am
Yea. We must help these whales survive. Thank you for this post.
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:07 am
You are welcome Christeen.
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Kit B. (276)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:20 am

Making a come back - what great words those are. How delightful a sight for those in Seattle.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:24 am
Being from Seattle, this makes me extremely happy. Thanks JL.
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:56 am
You are welcome Tamara.
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N Away W. (660)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:43 am
this is great, thank you JL
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:49 am
You are welcome Nicole. You cannot currently send a star to Nicole because you have done so within the last day.
 

Michael Kirkby (90)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:56 am
Magnificent and fun to watch. I wish people when on tours would be more respectful of them though.
 

Nichole L. (68)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:56 am
What positive news to help start the morning. Thank you, JL.
 

Jody B. (6)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:14 am
Wow, great to hear!
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:40 am
FANTASTIC "JUMP FOR JOY" NEWS THANKS!!!
 

Jane Williams (165)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:53 am
Great news. Thanks JL.
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:55 am
You are welcome Nicole, Terry and Jane!
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Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:59 am
Great to read-thanks
 

Melania Padilla (191)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:05 am
Awesome, thanks!
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:30 am
You are welcome Allan and Melania.
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Angelika R. (147)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:37 am
Amazing, one more creaturewith no report of declining, good news! Just think what a sight if you happen to be anywhere near..
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:43 pm
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Mike and Janis B. (7)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:03 pm
Yippee so how long before Norway, Iceland and Japan go after them!
 

Jaime Alves (39)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:19 pm
Great, thanks.!!
 

AWAY AWAY (39)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:40 pm
There's just something about the whale .... something glorious and beautiful!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:42 pm
Good news.
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:03 pm
You are welcome Jaime.
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Charlie Rush (79)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:21 pm
When we cruised to Alaska, we took a boat ride to see the humpbacks. There were 20 or so of them swimming around our vessel. It was spectacular.

An Alaskan cruise is a vacation one should put on their 'to do' list.
 

JL A. (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:44 pm
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Lona Goudswaard (87)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:56 am
Good news, just what I Care2 about.
 

JL A. (281)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:05 am
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Winn Adams (211)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:32 am
Good news! I love living in WA State!
 

JL A. (281)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:51 am
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Connie O. (44)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:54 am
I was lucky enough to view these in Hawaii....majestic site!
 

Connie O. (44)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:55 am
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Dianne D. (470)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:36 am
Good news. More animals on this earth and fewer humans.
 

Ruth S. (300)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:52 am
I wish I could have been there to see these wonderful creatures!
 

Mitchell D. (133)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:28 pm
If my heart had cockles (whatever they are) this would certainly warm them.
I also can not send you a green star, today, JL, but thanks.
 

JL A. (281)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:37 pm
You are welcome Mitchell. Thanks Connie and Mitchell.
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Sergio Padilla (61)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:09 am
Cool!!
 
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